RIM's Production Chief Retires

RIM's Production Chief Retires
Larry Conlee, the 61 year old COO for product development and manufacturing at RIM, has retired. The retirement will actually take effect after this summer and no successor has been named. Mr. Conlee came over to the BlackBerry manufacturer in 2001 after spending more than 20 years at Motorola where he was the Senior Manager in its cellphone and paging group. After coming over to join RIM, he was able to double annual production for a few years allowing the company to boast of having sold more than 50 million units. Last year was an especially busy year for Mr. Conlee as he helped the firm manufacture it's first touchscreen device, the BlackBerry Storm, and four other new devices including the first 3G BlackBerry, the Bold.

source: WSJ

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